Pirates sign 10th rounder Taylor Lewis, 4 others

Pirates Prospects is reporting that the Pirates have agreed to terms with their 10th round pick, Taylor Lewis.

Lewis, a CF from the University of Maine, was rated as the 5th best prospect by Baseball America in Upper New England. In college he was more of a line drive hitter and has the potential to develop some power down the road. I am assuming he will sent to State College shortly.

Also, with the announcement of the State College Spikes’ opening roster, we can also confirm the Pirates have inked 24th round pick Brian Sharp, 29th round pick Kirk Singer, 30th round pick Matthew Benedict, and 31st round pick Derek Trent.

Sharp and Singer are both college shortstops who should spit playing time with each other up the middle. Benedict is a college senior RHP, and Trent is a catcher, who also was a college senior.

These signings, along with the signing of 6th rounder Dan Gamache yesterday put the Pirates total at 6 signees from the 2011 draft, including 2 top 10 picks.